Julia Lundsten specialized in footwear while studying fashion design at the Royal College of Art in London. Having grown up in Finland in a family environment of architecture and interior design, Julia often finds inspiration in the forms of nature, but no less in the details of buildings and furniture.
Her shoe collections have been awarded the coveted Manolo Blahnik Prize in 2002 and 2003. In those prize-winning products she used dyed wood developed at the Lappeenranta University of Technology with funding from the Tekes Agency for Technology and Innovation. Her FINSK brand is highly regarded internationally from Great Britain to Japan. Living in London, Julia works as freelance consultant for Marchpole, and her clientele includes top brands such as Topshop, Kurt Geiger and Jaeger.